Meet our 2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients

Kristyn Scott 1

Kristyn Scott is a UALR freshman majoring in Early Childhood Education and is part of the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps.  In addition to being part of two university organizations, she also holds down a part-job while attending classes full-time.

Lafayette DeRamus 3

Lafayette DeRamus, a declared a double major in Physics and Geology, has spent the majority of his summers in the field doing research and attending conferences presenting the findings of that research. He recently presented a poster at the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) conference and Emerging Researcher’s National (ERN) conference held in Washington, D.C., obtaining a 2nd place in physics at the INBRE conference. After receiving this award, Lafayette is on track to be a researcher for energy related applications of nanomaterials and  to later carry his experience toward biomedical technologies.

Micah Moore 1

Micah Moore is a senior Music Education major who wants to pursue a career as a music teacher.  As a single mother, Micah is going to school full-time to earn her degree.  Her future plans include returning to school to earn a master’s degree and to teach on an international level.


Morgan Miller 2

Morgan Miller, is a sophomore majoring in Speech Language Pathology and a volunteer coach for a children’s swim team.  One of the high points of teaching children to swim is watching the expression on their faces change as they learn to master a stroke.  Morgan plans to work as a speech language pathologist in an environment like Arkansas Children’s Hospital after she graduates.

Robyn Oglesby 2

Robyn Oglesby is also a sophomore who is pursuing a double major in Psychology and Sociology but instead of going into one of these fields to practice, Robyn’s dream is to become a youth pastor and do mission work in Latin America.

Skyler Whittaker 1

Skylar Whitaker is a junior majoring in Sociology and holding down three jobs while attending classes full- time.  After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, Skylar plans to earn a master’s in social work and begin a career in clinical psychology.

Taurine Main 2

Taurine Main is a freshman majoring in Biology with a minor in Nonprofit and Business who hopes to start a career as a veterinarian after graduation.  During her high school career, she formed Paws and Claws, a club that provided high school students the opportunity to care for animals living in shelters.  As a result, 70 animals were placed in forever homes and Taurine was featured in “Savvy Kids” magazine and was awarded Mayflower’s Most Outstanding Citizen Award.

Sydney Sample, a UALR senior, spent time in Cambodia, Guatemala, and Thailand teaching English and working at an addiction rehabilitation center for teenage boys.   Majoring in Social Work, Sydney has her plans firmly set to graduate soon and work as an advocate for those less fortunate.

Natalie McCandless is a Mathematics major who hopes to combine her passion for math with her desire to teach.  After graduating from UALR, Natalie wants to teach advanced placement Mathematics courses at the high school level.